When it comes to real estate, every dollar counts. Which is why we've enlisted – you know, the award-winning real estate agent of "Million Dollar Listing" fame – to teach us a thing or two about which apartment features are worth paying up for.
In this installment of "Anatomy Of A Million Dollar Listing," Serhant and interior designer Heather Yeghnazar take us inside a sprawling New York home to explain why this million-dollar listing costs, well, a million dollars.
When you see an apartment building that's just steps away from Central Park, you know you're going to have throw down serious cash. Located on the 24th floor of 559 West 59th Street in Lincoln Square, the five bedroom, four bath condo offers incredible views to the north, south, and east of Manhattan.
Also wow-worthy? The building itself, which offers a pull-up driveway, cold storage for fresh delivery, health club with spa and pool. Not too shabby.
There's nothing quite like the New York skyline – and when you can take in a view like this one in your pajamas, expect to pay up. To really wow your friends, throw a dinner party as the sun sets.
The 2,744-square-foot apartment has an open layout, and Yeghnazar defines the living room area in a way that emphasizes the incredible view: A mid-century modern Noguchi piece anchors the space, while the eclectic rug highlights the wide plank, natural wood floors (which also increase the value of a home).
Whether you want to give the kids the heebie-jeebies when they're watching "Jaws" for the first time or play your favorite tunes while you cook, there's no reason the soundtrack to your life shouldn't be pitch perfect.
Each component of these award-winning speakers – from the amplifier to the cables and, of course, the loudspeakers – has been developed by engineers in France. This particular model combines the technological elements of tower speakers, surround sound, and a sub-woofer in one. Sounds good to us.
AMPLE OUTDOOR SPACE
A private terrace is the ultimate luxury in New York City, and this apartment's got 899 square feet of it. There's also direct access from the dining room, making indoor-outdoor entertaining a breeze.
ITALIAN IMPORTED CABINETRY
Any designer will tell you that all-white kitchens are red-hot – and these bright custom cabinets bounce light off them, illuminating the sunlight that shines in through the apartment windows. The result: A sleek, modern space that appears even more spacious than it already is.
A striking light fixture like this flea market find sets the stage for super Instagrammable food pics, and this dining room table brings a little Southern charm to the big city.
It's an unwritten rule of apartment hunting that the height of your ceiling is just as important as the size of your space – after all, no one likes to feel like they're living in a shoebox. And, that would that view be half as impressive if it weren't for those 10 foot ceilings? Um, no.
According to , Kate Middleton spent the night on a Vispring bed the night before the Royal Wedding, so a good night's sleep is all but guaranteed.
Each bed is handmade with all-natural materials, and its coils come in 60 different tensions. Impressive.
Design is in the details, and it's the little things – like the en-suite bath and huge walk-closet – that contribute to the boutique hotel feel. But can we talk about the private balcony off the bedroom? Excuse us while we take a moment to swoon.